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The Ministry of Education (MoE) annually collects in-bound student data from Tertiary Education Organizations (TEOs), and analyzes and reports totals to international organizations. All TEOs funded by the government are required to provide their international student enrollment data to the MoE. For non- government funded TEOs, other methods exist to collect their international student data. The MoE does not collect outbound mobility information.

An equivalent full-time student (EFTS) is a unit of measurement for student numbers used primarily within New Zealand’s tertiary educational institutions. One EFTS unit is defined as the student workload that would normally be carried out in a single academic year (or a 12-month period) by a student enrolled full-time. In New Zealand, in-bound “short-time study” can be formal or informal studies that takes the load of less than or equal to 0.03 EFTS (or approximately less than one week in duration).

Organizations responsible for international student data collection in New Zealand include:

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